Xavier Tondo

Spanish professional rider Xavier Tondo has been killed in a domestic accident in Granada, Spanish media report on Monday morning.

Tondo, 32, was apparently leaving his house for a training ride with Movistar team-mate Beñat Intxausti when he was crushed between his car and garage door.

Tondo's professional cycling career started in 2003. He won Vuelta a Castilla y Leon in April this year, and won stage six of last year's Paris-Nice whilst on the Cervelo Test Team squad.

He won the Tour of Portugal in 2007, and a stage of Volta a Catalunya in 2010. He finished sixth in the Vuelta a Espana last year.

Tondo had been in the news earlier this year as he had tipped off police about a Spanish doping ring in Girona after he had received an email offering him banned performance-enhancing substances.

Xavier Tondo solos to win, Paris-Nice 2010, stage five

Xavier Tondo winning stage six of 2010 Paris-Nice

Related links

Tondo wins 2011 Castilla y Leon overall

Paris-Nice 2010: Tondo's heroics pay off as he bags brilliant stage six win

Tondo takes Volta a Catalunya stage

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.